Bathroom Renovations

What are the bathroom renovation essentials?

The commonly asked question for a bathroom renovation is “what are the bathroom renovation essentials?

When you sit down and start thinking about what is required, there are usually many unanswered questions:

  • Do I need a building consent?
  • How much work will need to be done on the existing bathroom?
  • How much will it cost?
  • Can I live in the house during the renovation?

Renovating is in no way a simple process. The team at Style Plus look at some of the design planning essentials for a bathroom renovation.

Bathroom Renovation Essentials

Will I require a building consent?

Commonly, there are three questions to be considered when planning a bathroom renovation:

• Will there be any structural changes? Typically, removing a wall between the toilet and connecting bathroom. The question to ask is, is the wall load bearing?

• Are there any changes to the plumbing? If you are re-positioning, or adding any plumbing to alter the layout of a bathroom, you will require a building consent. If you are replacing like for like, such as updated fixtures, in exactly the same positions, then a consent is not required.

• Do I need a building consent for a tiled wet area shower? In all cases, installing a tiled wet area shower will require a building consent.

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Bathroom Renovation Essentials

Which tiles to choose – ceramic or porcelain?

Porcelain or ceramic? Both are part of the larger category of tiles we can call ceramic. Both made from a mixture of clays and other materials, then kiln-fired to approximately 1400 degrees.

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Bathroom vanities with Style

Bathroom vanities with Style

With so many available gorgeous bathroom styles and ideas, it is hard to make a decision on which bathroom vanities and sink to select for your new or renovated bathroom. The team at Style Plus look at bringing style to the bathroom space.

Bathroom vanities

Types of vanities & sinks for your renovation | new build

It’s not easy to pick out a sink for your bathroom bathroom renovation or new build when there is a good selection to choose from. There are a couple things to consider when selecting a bathroom sink:

• What is the design style that you want to achieve?

• Is your chosen bathroom design clean lines and modern, traditional or mid-century modern?

Think also about the space you have to work with. From wall hung sinks that attach directly to the wall and do not use any floor space to bathroom sinks that are mounted in a vanity or sit above a countertop, there are many options to choose from.

bathroom vanities

Stylish Bathroom Vanities

Bathroom vanities come in all shapes and sizes. You will want to make sure you have the right one for your design style. Keep in mind that the bathroom vanity is pretty much the centrepiece of the bathroom.

There are three main styles of bathroom vanities:

• Shelf Vanities

• Wall mounted vanities

• Cabinet style vanities

Shelf vanities

A shelf type vanity is a minimalist type vanity. This type of vanity can be designed in a variety of ways such as wall hung or as part of a free standing unit…

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Bathroom Tile Design

Bathroom Tile Design

Renovating a bathroom and selecting the bathroom tile design can be both an exciting and rewarding experience as you anticipate creating an environment that calms and relaxes.

Bathroom Tile Design

To refresh or renovate your bathroom requires a certain amount of time, energy and planning. Even the simple re-styling job can take time. Then there are the endless choices on offer for people looking to add a new vanity, bathtub or even create a walk-in shower. Selecting the right tiles can also feel like an uphill struggle.

In general, it helps if you have an understanding of what you want, what works in your bathroom and what are currently trending in bathroom design. In this article the team at Style Plus shed some light on tile options.

Bathroom tile design colour trends

When it comes to colour, grey has been a dominant trend seen through bathroom interiors, varying in shades from cool grey to a moody charcoal. Grey tiles will contrast well with porcelain basins, stone features and matt back finishes. For mood, grey evokes calm and relaxing emotions, making it a suitable choice for a bathroom.

Matte, nude and neutral colours are on the rise. These will be perfect combinations for darker greys, and they will introduce some contrast to the overall colour scheme.

Tile Design

New Zealanders love to use natural products in their design and bringing timber styling into a bathroom that creates a natural and breathable space. Timber tiles are now available in many different colours, extra-long 1.8m lengths, and lots of different styles, including distressed finishes.

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